Supply and Logistics Specialist, P-3, Angola
|Date Posted||July 5, 2012|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Closing date for applications||10 July 2012|
i. Nutrition Crisis - This year Angola experienced less than 60% of the normal rainfall. The resulting drought hit the entire territory but with particular severity in coastal areas and central highlands. . It is estimated that the agricultural production nationwide decreased more than 400,000 tons and almost 2 million people are directly affected by this food insecurity. A joint MOH / UN assessment revealed that the total number of children with acute malnutrition could be as much as 533,405 in the 10 provinces. Three most affected provinces (Bie, Huambo, and Kwanza Sul) represent 45% of the population living in the 10 assessed provinces and 60.5% of the malnourished children. UNICEF is leading the UN support to government for the detection and treatment of acutely malnourished children. This will require a massive effort to scale up procurement, distribution and monitoring of therapeutic nutrition by government and partners, in the context of weak capacity and high cost of operation.
ii. Improvement of management of essential commodities - A country wide assessment of essential commodities (CAEC) was performed beginning of 2012. Key recommendations include the need to update procedures for the procurement, distribution and management of supplies, strengthen the capacity and accountability of government through improved monitoring systems, and ensure quality control of supplies distributed both by government and the private sector.
iii. Distribution of Bed nets - UNICEF is procuring Insecticide treated bed nets on behalf of USAID and has been distributing them all the way to the municipal level. However, the strategy is to strengthen capacity of the Ministry of Health in the receipt and distribution of bed-nets and to ensure proper delivery to end-users (beneficiaries). As such, distribution procedures need to be reviewed and close monitoring needs to be developed in tracking deliveries so it can be captured and reported upon.
iv. Support of UNICEF Logistics team – tasks above will be supported by the Supply and Logistics team. However, it is expected a review of current Office practices and recommendations for improvement on efficiency and cost cutting. Support in the logistics area is review of customs clearing, warehousing and transport systems.
For details please see the terms of reference.
Qualifications and Competencies
- Advanced university degree with additional courses/experience in procurement and logistics
- From 3 to 5 years working experience in logistics and warehouse management
- Good knowledge of Microsoft standard applications
- Fluency in Portuguese and English
Duration: It is expected that the selected candidate commence work as of mid-July 2012 for a total duration of 364 days.